Re: Rude awakening
posted at 5/5/2013 9:20 PM EDT
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It was a rude awakening. But historically the Red Sox, for reasons unknown, have always done poorly in Texas. As you say they have to bounce right back against the Twins, who I think they have usually handled very well at Fenway.
Agree. Over the last few seasons we almost never win games in Texas. We always struggle against the Rangers and haven't won many series against them.
To put it simply, they are a better team right now. Mediocre teams tend to struggle against good teams.
Just because the Sox lost three in Texas doesn't mean the Sox are mediocre. The Sox before the series were on a pace for 115-plus wins. The Sox could end up being a very good team ore even great team this year but they still weren't going to win 115 to 120 games.
The Sox have won all but two series so far this year, so the Sox were due for a little market correction (so to speak) and it came against a very good team on the road at a place where the Sox have had trouble recently. Didn't like the getting swept, but I can live with that. It's better than losing at home to a weak team.
One series tells you nothing. Baseball is funny in that a great team can have a losing record against the weakest team. I remember one year before the Rays got good, they seemed to have the Yankees number that year.
Wasn't it 2011 when the Sox began the year 9-0 against the Yankees and finished 10-9 against them for the season -- something like that.
Let's see how they respond.
My only problem with the weekend was that Lester just didn't quite have enough. He began great, had a low pitch count. Was really hoping he'd get through seven with the one run. Didn't get rocked, however, so IMO, he's still heading in the right direction after last year. Let's see what he does in his next start.
That is my point. We got swept by , what would seem to be , a better team. It was only three games. Not the end of our hopes. We can bounce back. The question is : Will we ? That is what remains to be seen. It starts tomorrow night at home versus a very beatable opponent. There is a long season ahead. But if we do not respond , the losing can become a habit. If that happens , all the good chemistry will mean nothing.